Ashford in the Water,Derbyshire

The Sheepwash Bridge over the River Wye at Ashford in the Water,Derbyshire, England.So called as the bridge has an attached stone sheepwash: lambs were placed in the pen on one side of the river and the ewes swam across the river to get to them, while being pushed underwater by the shepherds to clean the fleece before shearing.
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Ashford in the Water,Derbyshire

Ashford in the Water,Derbyshire
The Sheepwash Bridge over the River Wye at Ashford in the Water,Derbyshire, England.So called as the bridge has an attached stone sheepwash: lambs were placed in the pen on one side of the river and the ewes swam across the river to get to them, while being pushed underwater by the shepherds to clean the fleece before shearing.
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PE 2987
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